Presentation on theme: "CMS Elementary Talent Development Program DEP Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 CMS Elementary Talent Development Program DEP Meeting Welcome! Please sign in.CMS Elementary Talent Development Program DEP MeetingJV Washam
2 Introduction Debra Bralley, firstname.lastname@example.org, TD Teacher at JV WashamUndergraduate in Elementary Education (B.A., Eled.)Masters in Gifted Education (M.Ed., AIG)Have been teaching in CMS over 12 years
3 Mission of TD Services: Purpose for TD Services: To differentiate for Gifted and High Achieving StudentsMission of TD Services:To provide gifted students the opportunity to:maximize their potentialdemonstrate their motivationrealize their contributions to self and the global community
4 The Gifted Student: Needs fewer repetitions to retain material Makes connections across subjectsUses divergent thinking to come up with new, sometimes ‘out of the box’ connections and solutionsGifted students learn in different ways, NOT just faster!
5 Differentiated instruction for gifted students provides opportunities and resources to…… allow them to move at the appropriate pace for their learning needs.complete various assignments to complement and supplement the standard curriculum.engage in abstract, creative, and affective reasoningapply insightful questioningdevelop a capacity to see interconnections among disciplinespractice self-directed learning and independent problem solvingmaximize their leadership potentialbecome active participants in the global community
6 The Catalyst ModelThe classroom teacher and TD/Catalyst teacher share the responsibility for the education of gifted students.The TD/Catalyst teacher provides lessons and activities for teachers to use in the classroom or teaches students directly.The TD/Catalyst teacher provides enrichment and acceleration for students who have shown mastery of objectives being taught in the regular classroom through direct or indirect instruction.
7 The Catalyst Model Provides… Time for the Classroom Teacher and the Talent Development/Catalyst Teacher to share responsibility for the education of gifted and high ability learners.appropriate learning activities for gifted and high ability learners in the regular education classroom.The focus of the Catalyst Model is to differentiate instruction for gifted and high performing students.
8 What Does the Catalyst Model Look Like at JV Washam? Collaboration between:Classroom TeacherTD Catalyst TeacherAdministratorsServices:Indirect (time: %)Direct (time: %)Mrs. Bralley:collaborates and plans accelerated lessonscreates and develops projects and tasks for gifted learnersprovides teachers with strategies to meet the needs of gifted learnersThere is a need for both indirect and direct services. Differentiation is needed in the regular classroom, and the TD teacher cannot see all students every day.
9 Indirect ServicesLessons and activities are prepared by the TD Catalyst Teacher in collaboration with the Classroom Teacher.Weekly & Monthly planningThe lessons and activities are used by the classroom teacher in the regular classroom.Cluster groupingGifted identification is also part of Indirect Services provided by the TD Catalyst Teacher.
10 What Can Indirect Services Look Like? ProjectsContractsAlternative homeworkAlternative assignmentsCentersCurriculum compacting contractsTeam Teaching
11 Direct ServicesLessons for gifted learners that are the sole responsibility of the TD Catalyst Teacher.They are developed and taught to gifted learners by the TD Catalyst Teacher.
12 What Can Direct Services Look Like? Demonstration Lessonsgenerated with TD teacher and used throughout other lessonsMath StrategiesConcepts/generalizationsSmall group instructionIn classroom setting or pull-outPull out for a set period of timeBased on specific concept accelerationActivities related to classroom instructionIntegration of science/social studies curriculum
13 Desired OutcomesCurriculum studied in greater depth through more challenging lessons and differentiated activitiesCurriculum accelerated to include above-grade level material when appropriateAdvanced pace of learning
14 Delivery of Services- MATH at JV Washam Push-in & pull-out direct teaching (strategy-based)3-4th Grade: (2x/week)Once a week- problem solvingProblem-Solver, Math Mania (monthly competitions-cooperative learning)Once a week- extension of current contentproject-based5th Grade: (2x/week)Once a week-problem-solving(Math Olympiad competitions)
15 Delivery of Services- LITERACY at JV Washam Push-in & pull-out direct teaching3-5th Grade: (2x/week)Enrichment during Extension Blockconferring during Extension Block using SEM-RProjects (PBL)Think Tac ToeRAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic)Integration (science/social studies, literary concepts)Mini-lesson during Extension block:Six Thinking Hats (multiple perspectives)College of William and Mary for the Gifted CurriculumJacob’s Ladder (William & Mary curriculum)TABA-Concept Development (literature and real-world connections)power, conflict, change, systems, relationships, interactions
16 Questions?If I was not able to answer your question tonight, please feel free to leave your name and address so I can contact you. Thank you for attending!